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09-01-2011 @ 1:29 PM    Notify Admin about this post
Zayd Abu Ubayd (Peqin,Albania)
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What is the Ruling on Tawassul (seeking means) through the Leader of the Prophets...?


What is the ruling on Tawassul (seeking means) through the leader of the Prophets, and is there any proof for its prohibition?

ما حكم التوسل بسيد الأنبياء وهل هناك أدلة على تحريمه؟

Tawassul through the Prophet (sallallaahu ıalayhi wa sallam) has a detailed explanation; if the (tawassul) is by means of following him, loving him, obeying his orders, abandoning his prohibitions, and having (utter) sincerity for Allaah in acts of worship, then this is Islaam, and it is the religion of Allaah, that which He sent with His prophets, and (in fact) it is an obligation upon every sane being (of age). It is the Waseelah (nearness and a means) to happiness in the worldly life and the hereafter. As for tawassul by means of invoking him (directly), asking for his help, and requesting him to grant victory over enemies, and healing the ill ı then this is major shirk, and it is the religion of Abu Jahl and his likes from the idol worshipers. And similarly, doing that with other than the Prophet, sallallaahu ıalayhi wa sallam, from the anbiyaa' (prophets) and awliyaa, or jinn, angels, trees, stones or idols (is considered major shirk as well). There is also a third kind that is identified as tawassul, and it is the tawassul by means of his rank, his right, or his actual self, for example, a person says: ıO Allaah! I Ask You by means of Your Prophet, or by the means of Your Prophetıs rank, or by the means of Your Prophetıs right, or by the means of Your Prophets ranks.ı Implementing this isnıt permissible through the Prophet or other than him. This is because Allaah (subhaanahu wa taıaala) did not legislate this, and (all) acts of worship are tawqeefiyyah ı these acts of worship are not allowed except that which the purified Islaamic legislation indicates (as being allowed). As for the tawassul of the blind man through the Prophet, sallallaahu ıalayhi wa sallam, during his lifetime, (then it is tawassul through him) so that he ('alayhis-sallam) may supplicate for him [on behalf of the blind man] and intercede for him with Allaah, so his sight is restored to him. It is not tawassul through the Prophetıs actual self, his status or his right as (this is) known from the context of the hadeeth1 and as the scholars of the Sunnah have clarified in the explanation of the hadeeth. The discussion concerning tawassul has been expounded on by Shaykhul-Islaam 'Abul-Abbaas Ibn Taymiyyah, rahimahullaah, in many of his beneficial books. From (those books), is a book named: Al-Qaaıidaatull-Jaaleeyah fi Tawassul wal-Wasseelah. It is a beneficial book, deserving to be looked at and benefited from. This (aforementioned) ruling is also permitted with other than him (sallallaahu ıalayhi wa sallam) from the living ı as when you say to your brother, or whomever you deem has khayr (good): ıInvoke Allaah for me, that He may cure me from my illness, restore my sight, or grant me righteous children, etcı - with the consensus of the people of knowledge. And it is Allaah who bestows success.

_________________ (1) That which is intended is the hadeeth of ıUthmaan bin Hunayf: ıA blind man came to the Prophet (sallallaahu ıalayhi wasallam) and said: ıInvoke Allaah that He should cure me. He said: ıIf you wish I will invoke for you, and if you wish I will delay that for that which is better.ı So he said: ıSupplicate to Him.ı So he (sallallaahu ıalayhi wa sallam) ordered him (the blind man) to make wudhoo well, and to pray two Rakaıaat and to supplicate with this duıaa: ıO Allaah! I ask You and turn to You by means of Your Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu ıalayhi wa sallam), the Prophet of Mercy, 'O Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu ıalayhi wa sallam), I have turned by means of you (i.e. your duıaa) to my Lord in this need of mine, so that it may be fulfilled for me, 'O Allaah accept his Shafaah on my behalf, and accept my Shafaah for him (to be accepted for me).ı It has been related by Ahmad (8/138) and by at-Tirmidhee in ıSupplicationsı (3578), and by An-Nasaaıi in ııAmaal al-Yawm wal-Laylaı page 204, and Ibn Maajah in ıIqaamaatu-Salaahı (1385).

التوسل بالنبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فيه تفصيل، فإن كان باتباعه ومحبته وطاعة أوامره وترك نواهة وخلاص والإجلاص لله في العبادة، فهدا هو الاسلام، وهو دين الله الذي بعث به أنبياءه، وهو الواجب على كل مكلف...وهو الوسلة للسعادة في الدنيا ولآخرة، أما التوسل بدعااه والاستغاثة به وطلبه النصر على الأعداء والشفاء للمرضى - فهذا هو الشرك الأكبر، وهو دين أبي جهل وأشباهه من عبدة الأوثان، وهكذا فعل ذلك مع غيره من الأنبياء والأولياء أو الجن أو الملائكة أو الأشجار أو الأصنام. وهناك نوع ثالث يسمى التوسل وهو التوسل بجاهه أو بحقه أو بذاته مثل أن يقول الإنسان: "أسألك يا الله بنبيك، أو جاه نبيك، أو حق نبيك، أو جاه الأنبياء" ولا يجوز فعله معه ولا مع غيره، لأن الله سبحانه وتعالى لم يشرع ذلك، والعبادات تو قيفيقة لا يجوز منها إلا ما دل عليه الشرع المطهر. وأما توسل الأعمى به في حياته (فهو توسل به) ليدعو له ويشفع له إلى الله في اعادة بصره إليه، وليس توسلاً بالذات أو الجاه أو الحق كما يعلم ذلك من سياق الحديث(1) وكما أوضح ذلك علماء السنة في شرح الحديث. وقد بسط الكلام في ذلك شيخ الاسلام أبو العباس ابن تيمية رحمه الله في كتبه الكثيرة المفيدة، ومنها كتابه المسمى: "القاعدة الجليلة في التوسل وللوسلية"، وهو كتاب مفيد جدير بالاطلاع عليه والاستفادة منه. وهذا الحكم جائز مع غيره صلى الله عليه وسلم من الأحياء، كأن تقول لأخيك أو أبيك أو من تظن فيه الخير: ادع الله لي أن يشفيني من مرضي أو يرد على بصري أو يرزقني الذرية الصالحة أو نحو ذلك بإجماع العلم. والله ولي التوفيق

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Majmoo' Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawee'aa 5/322-323, Shaykh Ibn Baaz, rahimahullaah
Translated by Umm Sufyaan Fatimah

15-04-2010 @ 10:00 PM    Notify Admin about this post
ibn Ahmad Maher ibn Ahmad (U.S.A.)
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Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu 'ala rasulullaah
Amma ba'd

Shaykh ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah on Intercession and the Affirmed and Rejected Types of Intermediaries

Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk  

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.  

04-11-2009 @ 5:41 AM    Notify Admin about this post
ibn Ahmad Maher ibn Ahmad (U.S.A.)
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Bismillaah Al-Hamdulillaah wa salatu wa salaamu 'ala rasulullaah

Amma ba'd  

Wa 'alaykum u salam wa rahmatullaahi wa baarakatuhu, my dear brother. May Allaah reward you for your concern. Ameen. Before passing the proofs onto the questioner, read this yourself so you may be upon clarity and not fall for the doubts of those who follow their desires. Surround yourself with those upon the 'aqidah of the Salaf (Prophet [salallaahu 'alaihiwasallam] and his companions, the tabi'een, and atba' atabi'een), and do not sit with nor lend your ears to other than them. May Allaah bless you.

Beneficial explanations/verdicts, in shaa` Allaah, given by the genuine Scholars, whose proofs are Qur`an and Sunnah - not "views" or opinions or whims or the statement of anyone in opposition to the Qur`an and Sunnah

Tawassul, by Shaikh Abu 'Amr Abdul Kareem Al Hajooree


[url=]Seeking Rescue from the Living and Dead and Making Tawassul Through Them[/url]

As for seeking rescue from the dead, from the Prophets and other than them, it is not permissible and it is from the Major Shirk. As for seeking rescue from the one who is alive and present (in the vicinity), and seeking rescue from him in that which he is capable of, then there is no harm in that, due to the saying of Allaah, the Sublime, "The man of his (own) party asked him (fastaghaathahu) for help against his foe." (al-Qasas 28:15).

As for Tawassul through the living or the dead, from the Prophets or other than them, by way of their physical essences, or their honour, or their right, then it is not permissible. It is from the innovations, and the means that lead towards Shirk.

______________________________________________________________________________________________________ [Sometimes, the URL carries on this beneficial site and sometimes it doesn't; so click on this link, then look for the box below that reads Readings in Kashf ush-Shubuhaat. Click on the Tenth Study, in which you'll find Tawassul explained, in shaa` Allaah. It is preferable to read this book with the genuine scholars or their genuine students, although this here has scholarly explanations already included, maa shaa` Allaah. Search the Salafi Masaajid in your area to see which one is teaching this highly beneficial book. Kashf ush-Shubuhaat is among the [url=]valuable books of Tawheed[/url] that scholars have encouraged us to read.]


As for the aforementioned Kitab at-Tawheed, then one of the 67 chapters is the chapter of "What has come regarding Intercession," which is chapter 16 in Concise Commentary on The Book of Tawhid, by Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan.  

Subhanak Allaahuma wa bihamdika ash-hadu anlaa illaaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk  

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allaah (subhanahu wa taa'ala), and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.

22-10-2009 @ 1:13 PM    Notify Admin about this post
Faisal Faisal bin Safder (London)
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Assalamualaikum Warahmatullah

Could someone provide me some comprehensive literature regarding Tawassul; more specifically Tawassul through The Prophet Salalahualahi wasalam.
I was shown a link by a brother that defended the act of Tawassul using hadith and defended the Hadeeth. Here is the link below if anyone is interested


The one who provided this asked me for the view of the Salafi Ulema, regarding this issue. If someone could help it would be much appreciated

JazakahAllah Khair

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